Not at all surprised that no one’s paying attention to the church on sex. Is anyone? VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to “close our eyes to anything” when it opens a two-year debate on […]
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I don’t know why I always knew not to listen to this kind of crap when I went through Catholic school, but I did know and I’m grateful I did. I can’t imagine what it would be like to believe this. Al-Jazeera: Raised in a conservative Mennonite home in rural Ohio, Katie Landry was a […]
CA Baptist congregation changes view on homosexuality after pastor’s son comes out (via Raw Story ) A church in California has decided to reject the Southern Baptist Convention’s official position on homosexuality after a pastor told members that his son was gay. In a letter to Christianity with Humanity blogger John Shore last week, New […]
This is why we’re so lucky to live in a “Christian” nation: Florida woman accused of killing 2-year-old while re-enacting Bible story (via Raw Story ) A Florida woman is accused of drowning one child after trying to poison another, in what she described as accordance with a local pastor’s sermon, WPEC-TV reported on Wednesday. […]
We didn’t need that separation of church and state, anyway: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a town in upstate New York may begin its public meetings with a prayer from a “chaplain of the month.” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 5-to-4 decision, said “ceremonial prayer is […]
And after they accomplish this, they can work on forcing women to dress like the Mormon fundamentalists in “Big Love”! Talk about a winning issue! But let’s not miss the main point here: Extremists have been very effective is passing legislation that was unthinkable 30 years ago: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to […]
You’re shocked, right? When Obamacare compelled businesses to include emergency contraception in employee health care plans, Hobby Lobby, a national chain of craft stores, fought the law all the way to the Supreme Court. The Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, the company’s owners argued, forced them to violate their religious beliefs. But while it was suing […]
I’m pretty sure the Texas wingnuts weren’t counting on this: SAN ANTONIO (March 25, 2014) Planned Parenthood says it will build a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that meets all of the strict new abortion standards adopted last year by Texas lawmakers. Planned Parenthood South Texas President and CEO Jeffrey Hons said at […]
No, really: Outside of the Supreme Court case, little has been reported about Hobby Lobby’s political ties. The company is owned privately by the Green family and generates more than $3 billion per year in revenue from its 602 stores. The family proudly promotes its philanthropy to churches, ministries and Christian community centers, dedicating half […]
Thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case, and that’s bad news. That means even if employers are wrong when they think birth control creates an abortion, the facts don’t matter.